• OPINION | CCP governance comes to the South China Sea

    OPINION | CCP governance comes to the South China Sea

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Aodh Na Mara – First of two Vietnam-built, custom crab boats for Irish owner

    VESSEL REVIEW | Aodh Na Mara – First of two Vietnam-built, custom crab boats for Irish owner

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Sharon Anne – Catamaran trawler combines Irish innovation with traditional quality

    VESSEL REVIEW | Sharon Anne – Catamaran trawler combines Irish innovation with traditional quality

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Om El Shohadaa – New trawler built for extended trips and tough sailing conditions off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast

    VESSEL REVIEW | Om El Shohadaa – New trawler built for extended trips and tough sailing conditions off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast

  • FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Grieg 04 – High-speed, all-weather general service workboat for Grieg Seafood’s Shetland salmon farm

    VESSEL REVIEW | Grieg 04 – High-speed, all-weather general service workboat for Grieg Seafood’s Shetland salmon farm

  • OPINION | CCP governance comes to the South China Sea
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Aodh Na Mara – First of two Vietnam-built, custom crab boats for Irish owner
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Sharon Anne – Catamaran trawler combines Irish innovation with traditional quality
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Om El Shohadaa – New trawler built for extended trips and tough sailing conditions off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Grieg 04 – High-speed, all-weather general service workboat for Grieg Seafood’s Shetland salmon farm
OPINION | CCP governance comes to the South China Sea

OPINION | CCP governance comes to the South China Sea

By Zachary Haver

Over the past decade, China has earned itself a reputation as a bully in the South China Sea. Its relentless coast guard patrols, frequent maritime militia operations and regular naval deployments are well documented. Using these capabilities, China harasses foreign fishing boats, disrupts energy exploration attempts and ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
FEATURE | US Coast Guard launches low-cost maritime domain awareness study

FEATURE | US Coast Guard launches low-cost maritime domain awareness study

By Baird Maritime

The US Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (RDC) recently began conducting a month-long evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and their ability to provide persistent maritime domain awareness in remote areas of the ocean. This evaluation is utilising contractor-owned, contractor-operated autonomous ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
FEATURE | Damen completes fish feed carrier conversion work on former PSV

FEATURE | Damen completes fish feed carrier conversion work on former PSV

By Baird Maritime

Damen Shipyards Group has completed a project to convert the former platform supply vessel (PSV) World Opal into a fish feed carrier for Norwegian company Eidsvaag. The work on the since-renamed Eidsvaag Opal was carried out by Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. The scope included extending the hull length by five metres and ..

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK
Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

Welcome to Naval Architecture Week!

By Neil Baird

This is always one of our most exciting and illuminating feature weeks. It is always fascinating to discover what imaginative, stylish and inventive new vessels the world’s naval architects have come up with. Of course, with Naval Architecture Week coinciding with Passenger Vessel Week, we have almost a double-dose of new ..

FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
FEATURE | Are there hydroelectric power plants that are fish-friendly?

FEATURE | Are there hydroelectric power plants that are fish-friendly?

By Baird Maritime

Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional ones. In addition to the technologies employed, the specific location of the plant and the fish species being present at that location also play a role in fish protection. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has ..

FISHING/AQUACULTURE WEEK
Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

Welcome to Fishing and Aquaculture Week!

By Neil Baird

This month’s Fishing and Aquaculture Week is both inspiring and interesting. It is also encouraging because, after a long drought, we are seeing a continuation of the flow of newly built fishing and aquaculture service vessels practically worldwide. The vessels presented this week provide a clear affirmation of that fact ..

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Welcome to Hydrofoil Week!

Hydrofoils have always seemed to have so much potential to enhance vessel performance but, except in very limited and specialised areas, they have never made a big ..